Born in 1962 in Minnesota, Patric Stillman is an acrylic painter playing with identity and personal mythology in his paintings.  He is known for the international best seller Brotherhood Tarot and established The Studio Door fine art gallery in San Diego. For the past two years, his triptych Pride & Protest has been seen by thousands of visitors to Balboa Park at the San Diego History Center. The work is featured in the exhibition San Diego LGBTQ+, History, Struggles and Triumphs. Stillman was given a proclamation from the Mayor of San Diego for his outstanding community work.  July 7, 2018 was proclaimed “Patric Stillman Day” in the City of San Diego.  See proclamation.  Additional recognition came on February 1, 2019 from California’s Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins, Assemblymember Todd Gloria and Councilmember Chris Ward for community service in the arts at The Studio Door. His accomplishments include diverse exhibitions at the Musée du Louvre, Boston Pride, ArtShare LA, Visual AIDS Curated Invitational NY, SCOPE Miami Beach, San Diego Rep Theater, North Coast Rep Theater, Chelsea Station and RFD Magazine. In 2016, Professional Artist Magazine declared Stillman Mentor of the Year. His works are collected by private art collectors throughout the United States.  Patric shares his life with Danné Sadler, his partner of fifteen years.